Offered in plain and black ion-plated stainless steel, the new Casio G-Shock Metal-Twisted (MTG-S1000D-1AJF) not only offers their pretty solid Triple G Resist shock protection technology and lots of useful functions, but also packs them in an impressively designed, massive body that makes your normal "sporty" watch look like a real pussy near this rugged giant.
Besides the dazzling Geo.Graham model that was released a year ago, the high-tech Silverstone collection is, from where I sit, the most elegant in Graham's product line. While different iterations of the Chronofighter and Prodive are too exaggerated, too extravagant for my taste, the Silverstone series has always been an example in sporty elegance. With its open-worked dial and nicely designed case, the new Graham Silverstone RS Skeleton (refs. 2STAC1.B01A in red, 2STAC2.B01A in green, and 2STAC3.B01A in blue) takes this elegance to a new level of sophistication.
Last month Archimede's sporty Outdoor wristwatch was updated with a splendid full-lume white dial. Recently, the German brand has introduced an absolutely outstanding Archimede Outdoor Black (refs. UA8237B-A2.1-SW & UA8237-A2.1-SW): a version of the same watch presented in the same stainless steel body, which is now treated with black PVD coating.
Just in time for the holiday shopping season (and to officially mark its 130th anniversary), the American company offers its new Ball Watch Trainmaster Standard Time (ref. NM3888D-PG-LCJ-WH) automatic watch that attempts to combine vintage style with contemporary technology in the same compact case.
Based on their earlier Oktopus II Moon model that was revealed half a year ago at Baselworld 2013 trade show, the new Linde Werdelin Oktopus Moon Tattoo Limited Edition watch strongly reminds me of vintage pocket watches that often had their cases lavishly decorated with floral motifs, birds, dragons and exotic animals. Limited to just 59 pieces, this particular timekeeper, however, takes the idea of a hand-engraved watch on a whole new level.
While not terribly original, the new Cimier Time Square Chronograph (refs. 5106-SS011 in steel and 5106-BP021 in black PVD) automatic watch delivers a nice combination of sportiness and elegance that makes it quite versatile if you don't plan to wear it to a pool party or on a hiking trip.
The new JeanRichard Kind Surf Aquascope Limited Edition (Ref. 60400-11l706-FK7A) automatic watch was created together with an NGO that was founded last year by Almudena Fernandez, a Spanish top model, in order to support kids from "socially disadvantaged environments". It looks like buying one of these limited edition timekeepers, you will support a really good cause.
This new Longines Heritage 1968 Square model doesn't look like a re-issue of a certain model that was released by the Swiss brand back in 1960s. However, it looks more than a curt node to the period when the Western civilization seemed to be reaching its peak giving a pretty good idea of how Longines watches of the time could have looked like if watchmakers of that time have had technologies of the XXI century.